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Aug 08, 2011 00:45 |  #16

Great write up.
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What do you tell your clients when they ask how many pics go in the album?
I always run into clients who choose too many shots. I suggest adding pages and often that works out great but sometimes it ends with more images on a page then I prefer.


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Aug 08, 2011 00:56 |  #17

zagiace wrote in post #12895142 (external link)
Great write up.
One question,
What do you tell your clients when they ask how many pics go in the album?
I always run into clients who choose too many shots. I suggest adding pages and often that works out great but sometimes it ends with more images on a page then I prefer.

I tell people that on average each page has 2-3 images, but it varies between one image taking two pages to sixteen images per page.

Because I predesign customers can see how good things like nicely spaced out. Some cram images in, but that tends to be because of a budget.


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Aug 12, 2011 19:07 |  #18

I've been very happy with the design service offered by PictoBooks; for $45 I let them design it...easy and cheap! They offer a 'design-with-edits' option for slightly more but it's well worth it. All I do is upload the images for the album and they do the rest, so easy :cool: upon seeing the proof I can make whatever changes I want and they get right on it. Hmm, this is beginning to sound like a plug for Picto...maybe they'll throw me a deal next time :rolleyes:
I rename each image so they are uploaded in the exact chronological order I want, and I can be specific about certain images taking up a whole spread or letting multiple images cover a page, at no extra cost.


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Sep 01, 2011 15:54 |  #19

First post updated with a quick version of my workflow.


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Sep 07, 2011 14:17 |  #20

Thanks Tim!


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Sep 07, 2011 19:24 |  #21

Queensberry will do a duplicate parents album no matter what size your album is, they just scale it down. My 14x10 albums end up 7x5. 18x10" albums end up a bit narrower.

Do they do it automatically for you? or do you have to edit it in photojunction or similar software?


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Sep 07, 2011 19:33 |  #22

siddr20 wrote in post #13066820 (external link)
Do they do it automatically for you? or do you have to edit it in photojunction or similar software?

There's no editing required, it's an exact duplicate, scaled down. I just tell them how many I want and they do the rest.


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Mar 29, 2012 12:36 as a reply to  @ post 12894940 |  #23

So what album design software is the best including templates etc.?


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Mar 29, 2012 18:29 |  #24

There are other and certainly less expensive options, but I've been very happy with FotoFusion by Lumapix. It comes with templates, but I can build my own custom designs so quickly, I don't even bother with them.


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Mar 30, 2012 00:14 |  #25

Not sure if it was posted somewhere, but I think a sample of one of your albums would help put a visual to all of that incredible information you posted.


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Mar 30, 2012 15:05 |  #26

Armans Photography wrote in post #14175379 (external link)
=Arman's Photography;14175379]S​o what album design software is the best including templates etc.?

I use PhotoJunction. It's free and integrates very well with Queensberry, mostly because they made it, but it works with any album company. It's a little quirky but once you're used to it it's great. There's plenty of tutorials around.

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Not sure if it was posted somewhere, but I think a sample of one of your albums would help put a visual to all of that incredible information you posted.

Sure I'll do that some time. It's the middle of my wedding season so someone remind me if it's not done in a few weeks.


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Mar 30, 2012 17:34 |  #27

Awesome. Thanks. I look forward to it


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Mar 30, 2012 18:24 as a reply to  @ ChadAndreo's post |  #28

Thanks for the info


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Apr 05, 2012 05:27 |  #29

See the bottom of the first post of the thread for a link to a sample album. This isn't as I designed it, it's after the couple made their changes, it's what I have handy. I may add another some time.

If anyone comments on specific pages please use the filename of the image to refer to it.


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Nov 15, 2013 15:08 |  #30

Hey Tim. Thanks for the write-up that I've only now got to ! Do you have any samples of your recent albums that you wouldn't mind sharing ?



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